PET/MRI Technologist- Nuc Med (1.0 FTE, Rotating)

Category: Radiology
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: 
Req: 10569
FTE: 1

Radiology

1.0 FTE, 10 hour rotating shifts


At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.  

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

Under medical supervision, performs all Nuclear Medicine and PET/MRI procedures on patients of all ages utilizing various types of imaging equipment. Prepares diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals for administration following current radiation safety guidelines and assists in the administration of therapeutic doses. This position follows State and Federal guidelines for the safe use, receipt, and disposals of radioactive materials used in Nuclear Medicine. The PET & MIR Technologist schedules studies in RIS & EPIC computer system using good judgment in prioritizing patient scheduling. The PET & MIR Technologist works with physicians in Nuclear Medicine & MRI to provide a safe and effective operation. This position may be responsible for specific areas of instruction in the training of Radiology students, House Staff and Residents in Nuclear Medicine & MRI procedures, protocols, equipment, and safety issues.


Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

  • Assists in instructing the Residents and other technologists.

  • Calibrate and draw up radiopharmaceutical materials for administration to patients.

  • Cleans and organizes the section/unit on own initiative, maintains cleanliness and orderliness in assigned camera room.

  • Evaluates recorded images for technical quality.

  • Formulates radiopharmaceutical materials from pre-prepared kits. Calibrates instruments and review calibration data to detect trends indicating instrument malfunction.

  • Monitors supplies and equipment to make necessary orders and helps develops new programs to comply with State and Federal Agencies.

  • Performs a full range of nuclear medicine prescribed imaging techniques and measurements used in medical diagnosis and evaluation.

  • Performs general work when able and helps schedules, work assignments, and staff technologists with section organization and development.

  • Prepares and maintain records concerning radiopharmaceutical receiving, dispensing, and disposal activities

  • Processes computerized image data to include function curves and reconstructed SPECT images and accurately transfer images to the system. 

  • Serves as a team leader with staff. Sets goals to move section to be a more effective unit.

  • Works with Supervisor to have section/unit meet all ALARA (As Low As Reasonably achievable) Goals.

  • Demonstrates complete knowledge of radiation accidents and is capable of responding to a major accident

  • The PET-MRI technologist will follow all policies and procedures outlined by the department.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Requirement met by License/Certification Requirement License/Certification.

Experience:  Two (2) years of clinical PET responsible and directly related work experience.

License/Certification: BLS- Basic Life Support, NMT-RHN - California Nuclear Medicine Technologist License,and one of the following licenses:

ARRT-N - Certified as Nuclear Medicine Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
NMTCB Certified as Nuclear Medicine Technologist by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Ability to accurately measure extremely small quantities of liquid samples

  • Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with diverse groups, including individuals at all levels both within and outside the organization and gain their cooperation

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions

  • Ability to perform required sequences of exacting procedures with accuracy and necessary speed

  • Ability to perform standard diagnostic procedures using radioactive isotopes and to prepare reports resulting from such procedures

  • Ability to work effectively as a team player

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area

  • Knowledge of medical equipment, instruments, and related functionalities

  • Knowledge of principles, and procedures involved in the operation of radiologic equipment

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.